President Yoweri Museveni has revealed that indicted Sudan president Gen Omar Bashir will not attend the Africa Union summit scheduled in Kampala later in June 2010.
Museveni who was speaking in a meeting with the president of the International Criminal Court Judge Sang-Hyun Song said Bashir who is wanted by the Hague based UN Court for war crimes in Dafur will not attend the Kampala African union meeting.
President Museveni says Sudan will be represented by another government official and not its leader Bashir at the AU heads of state summit.
Judge Sang-Hyun Song is in Kampala to attend the ICC review conference hosted by Uganda. The conference reviewing the 10 years of the ICC started on Monday may 31st and ends on June 11th at Speke Resort Munyonyo, Kampala on the banks of lake Victoria.
Although Museveni has voiced strong support for ICC, he has not publicly supported the indictment of Bashir nor committed to arrest Bashir should he appear in Kampala. He instead stands by the African Union position of further investigation by the AU to determine whether Bashir’s indictment was justified or not before coming to a position.
The Kampala AU meeting will discuss peace, security, infrastructure, energy, agriculture and food security among other issues, although focus will be on infant and maternal mortality as a millennium development goal that African needs to achieve.